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Holiday for December 2019
By Teri Miller
Large print books are for anyone who enjoys the ease and convenience of reading larger type. Enjoy these Holiday titles appearing soon on a Large Print Shelf at your favorite branch!
Spirit of the Seasonby Fern Michaels: Joy Preston is a successful CEO in Denver. She miser her late grandmother but is shocked and angered to learn that the terms of Nana’s will expect her to take over a bed and breakfast in North Carolina for six months. Yet there’s no denying Heart and Soul’s charm, especially at holiday time. The B&B is always elaborately decorated for the season, with themed guest rooms and dazzling lawn displays created for the annual Parade of Homes competition. The entire town takes part in the festivities, and soon Joy, too, is joining in the gingerbread house contest and letting her reservations melt away. (Main, Lakeview, McClure and North)
Wreath Between the Linesby Daryl Wood Gerber: Just as Jenna Hart is decorating the Cookbook Nook for all the festive holiday events, her father’s good friend Jake shows up on her doorstep with a frantic report that his friend has been murdered – impaled with a Christmas tree star. When Jake himself is poisoned and nearly dies, Jenna knows she’ll have to whatever it takes to corner the culprit before its lights out for Jake. (Lakeview, Main, McClure and North)
Have Yourself a Beary Little Murder by Meg Macy: Just before Silver Hollow’s annual tree-lighting ceremony and village parade are set to begin, the parade’s mascot, Santa Bear – played by Mayor Cal Bloom is found dead, having been electrocuted. While the police investigate the grisly crime, Sasha attempts to track down the murderer herself. Can she wrap up this case in time for Christmas – or will Sasha meet her own shocking end? (Lakeview, McClure and North)
Owl Be Home for Christmasby Donna Andrews: its a few days before Christmas, and Meg’s grandfather is hosting a scientific conference on owls at the Caerphilly Inn. When an unexpectedly severe snowstorm traps the conference-goers in the hotel and one of the visiting ornithologists is murdered, it’s up to Meg to Save Christmas. (Lakeview, Main, McClure and North)
Christmas in Winter Hillby Melody Carlson: Krista Galloway is not a fan of Christmas. The holiday season just brings too many bad memories to the surface. But when she accepts a job as a city manager in the mountain town of Winter Hill, Washington, Christmas is part of the deal. The small town is famous for its Christmasville celebration, something that the city manager oversees. Can a friendly stranger and his family help restore Krista’s Christmas spirit before the bigday? (Main, Lakeview, McClure and North)
A Christmas Haven by Cindy Woodsmall and Erin Woodsmall: For fans of holiday romances and Amish life comes a new Christmas tale of surprising expectations and discovering miracles. Old Order Amish Ivy Zook is wrestling with her need to shed her community’s ways and find modernization so she can grow the business of her dreams. When Ivy meets Arlan, from an ultra-conservation sect, the young people must discover what God has in store for them. (Lakeview, Main, McClure and North)
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